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Eurochild assesses European Commission's recommendation on Child Poverty: Unwrapping the principles, translating into policies & practices, and highlighting opportunities

Eurochild has produced an assessment document to the  European Commission Recommendation on child poverty, entitled "Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage", which was adopted on 20 February 2013 as part of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion (SIP).

Eurochild has produced an assessment document which aims to:

  1. unwrap the Recommendation’s principles and translate them into policies and practices;
  2. highlight opportunities for civil society organisations, including Eurochild members, to act at national and regional policy making level, using the tools and mechanisms available through the EU to influence and persuade governments where they can make the greatest difference to children's lives.

The Recommendation provides a unique opportunity to apply pressure to national and regional governments to prioritise child poverty and well-being as part of national anti-poverty strategies.

The paper elaborates upon various opportunities for advocacy and highlights concrete actions that can be taken at national level to move forward our common goal to tackle child poverty and promote child well-being.

Read the assessment here.

Read the European Commission recommendation here

Source: http://www.eurochild.org/en/news/

Tags: European Commission, recommendation, child poverty, assessment, Eurochild, government policies, national policy making, regional policy making, child well-being
Published May 8, 2013 3:01 PM